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 Posted:   May 14, 2014 - 12:16 PM   
 By:   tyuan74   (Member)

Hello, I'm from Italy.
Here in Italy there are hundreds of TV themes collector and lovers.
I hope in the NEAR future all these labels (La La Land and Intrada above all) will start to produce cds within the original soundtracks and scores from animation: Filmation, Hanna-Barbera and all the other television series from the 70s and 80s will be wellcome.
No matter how much it will cost, no matter if the sound will be in mono, I think that lots of us will buy EVERYTHING! Please try to think about this great business.

I think that genre of music could sell very well: after all, it was the music of our childhood!

 
 Posted:   May 14, 2014 - 2:00 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

There doing a lot with the Warners/DC properties. Some are not possible, I think it was Filmation, the company was bought out and all the masters were destroyed. The only music that exists are what was mixed into the shows themselves. Along with sound effects and dialog.

 
 Posted:   May 14, 2014 - 7:29 PM   
 By:   tyuan74   (Member)

Very sad to hear that.
I've seen that Jem and the Holograms master tapes have been recently uploaded on YT.
It's very sad to know that Jem survived but no other animation scores like the Filmation's ones... frown

 
 Posted:   May 15, 2014 - 4:53 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

There are threads every now and then requesting scores from animated shows from the past; Transformers, Thundercats, G.I. Joe, Ducktales, X-men, Real Ghostbusters, Inspector Gadget, ... probably a lot more.

I love a lot of the music libraries used on these shows and would definitely buy any releases, but it would seem that it is either extremely difficult to release them or there is just not enough interest for certain titles. I do tend to believe the former, as Robert Walsh in the past had announced releasing his G.I. Joe scores but due to legal rights couldn't get it to happen. Releases of shuki levy's scores have happened, but considering the body of work, not that much has been released.

Batman TAS (and Superman) seem to be the exception, I do hope that more gets released from other shows and not just the same old short album reissues that exist for certain titles.

 
 
 Posted:   May 15, 2014 - 7:44 AM   
 By:   babbelballetje   (Member)

There were 2 Inspector Gadget cd releases a while ago and they've barely sold 500 copies! I admit that they weren't perfect, but they did contain the score tracks from the tv shows that (a lot!) of people kept asking about.

 
 
 Posted:   May 15, 2014 - 8:15 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

There were 2 Inspector Gadget cd releases a while ago and they've barely sold 500 copies! I admit that they weren't perfect, but they did contain the score tracks from the tv shows that (a lot!) of people kept asking about.

Probably not a lot in comparison to other scores, however.

 
 
 Posted:   May 15, 2014 - 8:50 AM   
 By:   ShadowStar   (Member)

I would really like to see more DC animated soundtracks - beyond B:TAS vol. 3, it would be great to have The Adventures of Batman and Robin, JL/JLU and Teen Titans.

As far as Marvel goes, an X-Men Evolution soundtrack would be very neat. And other Warner Bros. properties like Animaniacs would make for very welcome releases!

There's a lot that deserves to be released, and the 90s and 00s Warner Bros. material is really the holy grail realm of animated scores!

 
 Posted:   May 15, 2014 - 9:49 AM   
 By:   tyuan74   (Member)

The 2 cd from Inspector Gadget suck. Great score from Shuky Levy, but awful sound quality.
I'm talking about digital transfer from the original master tapes.
Instead the 2 cds of Gadget were only crappy vinyl rips.
Considering how much them sucked, have sold even too much.

 
 
 Posted:   May 15, 2014 - 1:00 PM   
 By:   Shock-Wave   (Member)

I would really like to see more DC animated soundtracks - beyond B:TAS vol. 3, it would be great to have The Adventures of Batman and Robin, JL/JLU and Teen Titans.

As far as Marvel goes, an X-Men Evolution soundtrack would be very neat. And other Warner Bros. properties like Animaniacs would make for very welcome releases!

There's a lot that deserves to be released, and the 90s and 00s Warner Bros. material is really the holy grail realm of animated scores!


I like the mutant Apocalypse's theme from X-Men Evolutions season 3-4.

 
 
 Posted:   May 15, 2014 - 3:28 PM   
 By:   KonstantinosZ   (Member)

but it would seem that it is either extremely difficult to release them or there is just not enough interest for certain titles.

But why is it difficult?
I mean if they're afraid that there is not enough interest, they could release limited editions.
I'm sure that a Ducktales soundtrack of 3000 copies would sell out in a few months (or even weeks!). (anyway, much quicker than other soundtracks that are released)
And it's not that the music is hidden or lost somewhere and noone knows where it is.
Ron Jones himself had posted some samples in his site.

 
 Posted:   May 15, 2014 - 4:49 PM   
 By:   MRAUDIO   (Member)

I would love to see the music of Bruce Broughton and Morton Stevens from TINY TOONS ADVENTURES released!...:-)

 
 Posted:   May 15, 2014 - 5:34 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

I'm sure that a Ducktales soundtrack of 3000 copies would sell out in a few months (or even weeks!).

I don't know where you're getting this idea from. Very rare is the score album that sells that well. This show is meaningful to people born in the early '80s, but otherwise not especially beloved. Ron Jones has a small following, and the FSM collection of his "Star Trek" scores sold poorly (possibly because of its size, sure).

I'm not saying the music isn't worthy (I don't have a clue about that), or that the show wasn't popular in its day, but the cross-section of score fans and Duck Tales fans would not seem likely to me to result in moving three thousand copies in weeks or months (or, frankly, years).

 
 
 Posted:   May 15, 2014 - 6:42 PM   
 By:   Traveling Matt   (Member)

Essentially what Schiffy says. A limited edition of 500 to 1,000 copies would do decently, but I suspect part of the problem that keeps even that from happening is the overhead. Labels such as LLL and Intrada can't generate a profit from such a low run, and they're the ones that have an "in" on those higher-profile titles (Intrada in the case of Ducktales of course).

But I wouldn't give up hope. Things may devolve to where such releases are possible one day. It wasn't too many years ago that 3,000 copies - the high end we're talking about now - was deemed impossibly low. Then it happened and a plethora of holy grails came.

 
 
 Posted:   May 15, 2014 - 8:33 PM   
 By:   jkannry   (Member)

500 will happen in the digital age.

 
 
 Posted:   May 15, 2014 - 10:18 PM   
 By:   ShadowStar   (Member)

I would really like to see more DC animated soundtracks - beyond B:TAS vol. 3, it would be great to have The Adventures of Batman and Robin, JL/JLU and Teen Titans.

As far as Marvel goes, an X-Men Evolution soundtrack would be very neat. And other Warner Bros. properties like Animaniacs would make for very welcome releases!

There's a lot that deserves to be released, and the 90s and 00s Warner Bros. material is really the holy grail realm of animated scores!


I like the mutant Apocalypse's theme from X-Men Evolutions season 3-4.


Same here! And I thought there were some good action cues throughout the series as well. La La Land might want to investigate this one.

 
 Posted:   May 15, 2014 - 10:39 PM   
 By:   General Kael   (Member)

I'm sure that a Ducktales soundtrack of 3000 copies would sell out in a few months (or even weeks!).

I don't know where you're getting this idea from. Very rare is the score album that sells that well. This show is meaningful to people born in the early '80s, but otherwise not especially beloved. Ron Jones has a small following, and the FSM collection of his "Star Trek" scores sold poorly (possibly because of its size, sure).

I'm not saying the music isn't worthy (I don't have a clue about that), or that the show wasn't popular in its day, but the cross-section of score fans and Duck Tales fans would not seem likely to me to result in moving three thousand copies in weeks or months (or, frankly, years).


Maybe not, but I'm buyin!

 
 Posted:   May 16, 2014 - 7:48 AM   
 By:   tyuan74   (Member)

Ducktales would sell very fast IMHO!!

 
 Posted:   May 16, 2014 - 9:21 AM   
 By:   CrazyQuark   (Member)

This show is meaningful to people born in the early '80s, but otherwise not especially beloved.

Huh? I seriously doubt that. Granted I can't judge for the US, but in Germany the show had countless reruns so there must be much more than one generation who knows and love the show. I also think that "DuckTales" is far from being dead.

What's with that Remake for the old Ducktales-NES/GameBoy-Game Capcom released last year? I don't doubt that this was sort of a gamble (after all it's a remake for an old game related to an old kids cartoon-show) but from what I've read it was considered a success, meaning the people at Capcom are probably discussing what project to do next. What I found amazing on this game was the love for the details, making the looks of the cartoon work in the remake for the game, even bringing all the major voice actors from the show back (despite their age).

Also let's not forget that the game got a soundtrack release from Walt Disney Records, which was released about 2 weeks ago:

(only mp3's of course, but still...)

 
 Posted:   May 16, 2014 - 11:01 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

As much as I would love Duck Tales and Tail Spin I don't think they would sell much better than Intrada's Tinker Bell. Sorry folks, rose colored glasses.

 
 
 Posted:   May 16, 2014 - 11:26 AM   
 By:   KonstantinosZ   (Member)

As much as I would love Duck Tales and Tail Spin I don't think they would sell much better than Intrada's Tinker Bell. Sorry folks, rose colored glasses.

I disagree.
Ducktales, besides being a marvellous score, has also the nostalgia factor for all us grown-ups, that Tinker Bell doesn't have.
So, even people that may not be thrilled by the score, could buy it just of nostalgia..
And I'm sure that it would sell extremely well.
I see it all the time in lists of most favourite TV animation soundtracks that people want to be released.

And as CrazyQuark said, the series was not only popular in USA, but in other countries too.
It was huge here in Greece too.
IF you count 300 copies for just 10 countries, there you go! 3.000 sold!!

 
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